Types of Phobias

Types of Phobia's

Behavioural Symptoms

  • Avoidant/anxiety response- effort made to avoid feared object or situation so that anxiety chances are reduced.
  • Disruption of functioning- avoidance response interffering with ability to carry out everyday working or social functioning.
  • Panic Behaviours- crying, screaming or running away.
  • Endurance- phobic remains in presence of feared object,continues to have high level of anxiety.

Emotional Symptoms

  • Persistant, excessive fear- high levels of anxiety due to feared object.
  • Immediate feared response- build up of emtion to produce panic attacks.
  • Cannot relax…


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